PEPSI CENTER-11:10-La Veta′s Ron Ortivez pinned the number four wrestler in the state, Justin Stone at the 2:51 mark, dominating his opponent from the opening whistle. Ortivez took it to Stone 8-0 before an injury time out forced Stone to take a two minute break. Ortivez went after the ′injured leg" and pinned him after a takedown ten seconds later, then the pin.
Ortivez will face Justin Smith of Paonia, the number two ranked wrestler in the state tomorrow. Ortivez will place somewhere in the top six in this, his fourth tournament. For now, he is in the championship semi final.